blacks cornish bees

suppoorting and protecting native Cornish bees

phone 01326 316541 email info@cornishbees.com

Our Latest Blog News sees more and more beekeepers and landowners taking up the native bee to make beekeeping more sustainable and preserve biodiversity. 

Paignton Zoo adopted Cornish Black bees to assist with promoting bee health (www.paigntonzoo.org.uk)

The Lost gardens of Heligan have now adopted Native bees and have display for visitors

Native bees are also now part of the Paradise Park visitor experience

Mt Edgecombe estate is now a native bee reserve

The eden project has declared itself a Native bee Reserve

National Trust Godolphin is now a Native bee haven


Bob Black with Sir Tim Smitt, Andrew Brown, Roger Dewhurst, Victoria Buswell alongside the Eden ProjectTeam, B4 Directors, Pollenize and the teamthat created the new Eden Instalation.

We are having some remarkable success in our bee breeding program, working with nature and selection to get back to a native strain of honey bee. Below on the left you will see the general bees in the surounding area both by Morphometry and DNA Sampling and on the right the far greater degree of native content of our Bees , bees from our breeding program are also becoming easier to handle and are exhibiting less inclination to get overwhealmed by varroa and other pests.

THE LATEST DNA ANALYSIS CARRIED OUT IN 2015 BY APIGENIX IN SWITZERLAND HAS DEMONSTRATED WITHOUT DOUBT THAT WE NOW HAVE AMM BEES IN OUR STOCKS WHICH ARE FROM 94.4% PURE NATIVE BEES TO AN ASTONISHING 99.4% PURETHE RESULTS ARE SHOWN FOR OUR BEES BELOW:

17 Bob Black Sea view farm, Boswin
0.970
19 Bob Black , Falmouth
0.994
20 Bob Black Chyanhall, Treluswell
0.945
21 Bob Black Godolphin, Helston
0.944

The average stock of bees kept by those working towards native stock across the Uk shows about 75% AMM and our 2015 samples were ovr 94% AMM 

The average  general stock of bees across the Uk shows about 45% AMM

Wing morphometry shows a clear pattern of AMM stock within our bees, compared to the general UK hybrid.

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4, Fairfield Rd

Falmouth 

TR112DN

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Adopt a Cornish bee's hive and support the project to add another colony of bees. An Ideal way to help the environment and learn about the fascinating life of bees without the time commitment. A perfect gift for anybody with an interest in the environment, ecology and sustainable husbandry in Cornwall.
You'll receive a newsletter by email full of information about the project, the care of your adopted bees and information about the progress of the apiary where your adopted hive is located. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a sustainable and eco friendly project from the comfort of your own home. The money is used to create one more colony of Cornish bees which can help to maintain and develop the indigenous bee population. Without a sustainable program of beekeeping the diversity and maintenance of the countries flora and food supplies is at risk.

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